Sabden disabled woman, 70, targeted by bogus workmen

First published in Sabden Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A DISABLED woman has been targeted by bogus workmen in Sabden.

The 70-year-old partially-sighted woman who has been described as ‘extremely vulnerable’ had a quantity of cash stolen during the burglary.

Police said two men knocked on her door asking to carry out work on her home. And when the woman went inside to fetch her purse the men identified where she kept her money.

The burglars then went into the house and stole money from her purse at just after 1pm on Tuesday.

Detective Sergeant, Nigel Watson, of Clitheroe police, said: “Bogus burglary is a despicable crime and these predatory individuals prey on the most vulnerable members of society.

“This was an horrendous crime where the offenders targeted a partially sighted woman and portrayed themselves as workmen.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at that time that saw anything suspicious to come forward and contact police."

Police are appealing for information about a suspicious vehicle seen in the area at the time of the burglary.

The black Saab saloon with four white men inside was parked outside Sabden Primary School.

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The first man is described as in his late 20s, with a bald head, slim, around 5ft 9ins tall.

The second man is also in his late 20s, chubby, 5ft 6ins tall, wearing jeans and a scruffy green fleece. He had gelled, scraped back collar-length hair.

The driver was balding but with some slightly ginger hair, and another man has just been described as white.

Witnesses said the car was seen at a number of locations in the village including Wesley Street.

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10:26pm Fri 2 Dec 11


Any cctv cameras in Sabden to catch car details and/or ugly mugshots?
Any cctv cameras in Sabden to catch car details and/or ugly mugshots? BIGGLESTOE
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